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Profiling for health: the process and practice

Billings, Jenny R. (1996) Profiling for health: the process and practice. The Health Visitors' Association, London, 52 pp. ISBN 978-1-872278-36-0. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Needs assessment and health needs profiling are a fundamental part of health care provision. Unless we know what the needs are, we cannot be sure that the services we provide are appropriate and acceptable. Without clear evidence of need, we cannot be able to justify what we do. We need valid outcome measures and hard data to support our arguments for new and innovative services - and for maintaining those we currently provide.

Health needs profiles are the tool with which health visitors and community nurses can achieve real change and better care for their clients and communities, by translating identified needs into services.

This publication offers guidance on the process of needs assessment and health needs profiling, using examples taken from current primary health care nursing and health visiting practice to illustrate its points.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2013 13:41 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33223 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Billings, Jenny R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5660-9478
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